NBC has fired Peter Arnett for comments he made on state-run Iraqi television. http://www.entertainmenttonight.com/newslink/index.htm Here's the story: NBC FIRES ARNETT March 31, 2003 | PETER ARNETT appeared on NBC's "Today" show and apologized to the network and the American people for his comments on state-run Iraqi television. The comments also cost Arnett his job both with NBC and National Geographic. "Today" co-anchor MATT LAUER read a statement from NBC announcing they had cut ties with Arnett, saying, "It was wrong for Mr. Arnett to grant an interview to state-controlled Iraqi television, especially at a time of war. And it was wrong for him to discuss personal observations and opinions in that interview." The maelstrom began yesterday during what Arnett has termed an impromptu interview with state-run Iraqi TV. During the sit-down Arnett said America's first war plan failed because it misjudged the Iraqi resistance and determination and he added that the U.S. is reappraising the battlefield and delaying the war for up to a week while writing another plan.